On Thursday, January 31, 2013, $4,500 CIBC Mentoring Scholarships was awarded to Leah Wright, a Coop BCom student in Accounting, and Jennifer Viscosi, BCom in International Management.
Leah is an ambitious student who has three years of experience in administration and finance through extensive studies and working within the Canadian Federal Government. Her goal is to become a Chartered Accountant and will start writing my exams by 2015. On top of being a Mentor and Ambassador for the University of Ottawa's Co-operative program, she is the Co-President of the Right to Play uOttawa Club. About her experience as a co-op mentor, Leah says: “I have been able to provide the guidance and support to other students that I had once received. Helping someone succeed is an irreplaceable sense of achievement”
Jennifer was born in Montreal, Quebec, but spent most of her childhood growing up in the small town of Kingsville, Ontario. Wanting to pursue her studies in a bilingual environment she chose to attend the University of Ottawa. Jennifer has recently returned to Telfer after being away for a year completing an exchange in both Mannheim, Germany and Sydney, Australia which were incredible experiences that she would highly recommend to any student! While Jennifer is graduating in less than three months, she believes her role as being a mentor and a mentee will continue into her professional life! She is very excited for what lies ahead.
About the Mentorship Program
Established in 2002, the Mentorship Program at the University of Ottawa is designed to increase student success rates, increase student retention and enhance students’ academic experience by having students help other students. Since the inception of the program, there has been a significant increase in the number of mentoring centres, student mentors and visits to the mentoring centres.
About the CIBC Mentoring Scholarship
CIBC is one of Canada’s largest corporate donors and is committed to helping our country’s youth prepare for the future. Since its creation in 2004, the CIBC Mentoring Scholarship has been awarded annually to student mentors displaying strong academic, leadership and coaching skills.